The Office of Outreach and Engagement at The Ohio State University awarded the University’s 2014 Emerging International Engagement Award to iAGRI, or the Innovative Agricultural Research Initiative, on May 1, 2014 at the Outreach and Engagement Recognition Ceremony at the Ohio Union. iAGRI , which is administered by the Office of International Programs in Agriculture within the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, is a 5 year food security project funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and is a major Feed the Future project in Tanzania.
Ohio State leads five other U.S. land-grant institutions in the effort to build the long term training and research capacity of Sokoine University of Agriculture and Tanzania’s Ministry of Agriculture, Food Security, and Cooperatives. Dr. Mark Erbaugh, Director of International Programs in Agriculture, Dr. Dave Hansen, iAGRI Project Coordinator, gratefully accepted the award.
To see the full list of the 2014 award recipients, please visit the Award Page on the Office of Outreach and Engagement's
Pictured from the left: Dr. C. Peter Magrath, former president of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities; Valerie Lee, Vice President for Outreach and Engagement; Dr. Mark Erbaugh, Director of the Office of International Programs in Agriculture; Dr. Dave Hansen, iAGRI Project Coordinator; and Dr. Kelechi Kalu, Associate Provost for Global Strategies and International Affairs.